This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 2006, Rihanna Ruled the Hot 100 for the First Time With 'SOS'
publish date: 2017-05-08
The song became her first of 14 No. 1s to date. Plus, remembering feats by Keith Urban, Roxette & Lionel Richie.
Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of chart history.
May 8, 2004
Keith Urban's wistful "You'll Think of Me" became the fourth of his 16 Hot Country Songs No. 1s. It remains his only single to have crossed over to the Pop Songs airplay chart, rising to No. 38 more than a year-and-a-half later. (Urban's latest hit, "The Fighter," featuring Carrie Underwood, is currently bubbling under Pop Songs.)
May 9, 1970
The Guess Who began a three-week command of the Hot 100 with "American Woman," backed with B-side "(No Sugar Tonight)." Lenny Kravitz's cover of "American Woman" hit the top 10 on both the Mainstream Rock Songs and Alternative Songs charts in 1999.